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Gap issues lackluster 2Q profit outlook

Gap Inc. issued a second-quarter earnings forecast that's below Wall Street analysts' estimates, as results were dragged down by West Coast delays, foreign currency fluctuations and moves to close... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Shell seeks modified permit for Arctic offshore drilling

With a key safety vessel repaired and in northern waters, Royal Dutch Shell PLC has applied to amend its federal exploratory drilling permit to allow drilling into oil-bearing rock in the Arctic... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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1st restocked Iowa turkey farmer talks lessons from bird flu

Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to restock birds after a bird flu outbreak decimated flocks in the Midwest. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Tech Tips: Are you better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones at prices... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Berkshire Hathaway buying Precision Castparts for about $32B

Warren Buffett is making the biggest bet of his long investment career, a $32.36 billion buyout of Precision Castparts in a deal that will continue to reshape his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame, but will customers return?

A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda? Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Twitter huddles with NFL to tackle audience challenge

Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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US stocks climb as oil rebounds; Precision Castparts jumps

Energy companies are leading a rebound in U.S. stock trading as the price of oil turns higher. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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How much more does the CEO make? You may find out

CEOs make a lot more than the average working Joe or Jane. And in the near future, Americans will find out how big the disparity actually is within publicly traded companies. Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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Steady US job gains likely foretell a new era: Higher rates

A new era of higher rates on home and car loans, steeper borrowing costs for businesses and the government — maybe even a bit more return for savers — is about to arrive. Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2015

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Q&A: How Southeast Asian economic zone could change region

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which on Saturday marks 48 years since its establishment, aims to establish an economic community known as the AEC by the end of this year. Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2015

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Consumer borrowing in US up, hits record, fed says

U.S. consumer borrowing hit another record in June, good news for the American economy. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2015

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Market poised for modest declines after jobs numbers

U.S. stock index futures were pointing toward a lower open Friday, after the U.S. jobs data came in slightly below economists' expectations. Global markets remained slightly lower. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2015

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US employers add 215,000 jobs in July; 5.3 pct. unemployment

U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market and likely nudging the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates in September. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2015

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Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings

Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies and distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord and ditching pricey channel packages. Meanwhile, media... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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SeaWorld attendance keeps falling, but shares inch higher

d says its theme park attendance is still falling as animal activists protest the company's treatment of whales, but the company says some of its parks are doing better as it prepares to launch a... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Chip cards? Small business owners unaware of planned changes

A majority of small-businesses owners are unaware of an impending shift that could leave them liable for fraud committed with a new generation of chip-imbedded credit cards. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 270,000

Slightly more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but their numbers remain near historic lows in a sign that the job market is healthy. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Bank of England indicates interest rate hikes still far off

The Bank of England appears to be still far from raising interest rates, after its policymakers showed more unanimity than expected Thursday in keeping the key borrowing rate at a record low. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Fannie Mae posts $4.6B profit in 2Q; paying $4.4B dividend

Mortgage giant Fannie Mae reported net income of $4.6 billion from April through June, up from $3.7 billion a year earlier. Rising interest rates enabled Fannie to post gains on the investments it... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Poll shows few in US have received credit cards with chips

Even as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches to replace Americans' out-of-date credit cards with new cards embedded with computer chips, the vast majority of Americans still have not received their new... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Puerto Ricans face punishing drought amid economic slump

Puerto Ricans are learning to live without water on an island that already was suffering an economic crisis. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Growth at US services firms surges to record in July

A private survey shows that business at U.S. services firms surged in July. Read more »

Published Aug. 5, 2015

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US trade gap widens 7 percent in June as imports jump

The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports. Read more »

Published Aug. 5, 2015

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